Paris, Texas

You don't know where this film is going the entire time and it's all the better for it. Answers are partial, if revealed. The desolate but beautiful Texas landscape separates Travis from all forms of life. It feels like a film about being lost. Those that have it together are hanging on by a thread and those that don't have almost given up on searching for what they are looking for.

The strum of the lonely guitar matches the main character's separation. It's a film about family and forgiveness. It empathizes with the pain of all its characters. It's also not a film that happens all at once. Every piece of the puzzle is earned.

I really liked it. I'd even go so far as to say I loved it. It's a character piece that unwinds after you've seen it where the old parts start to make more sense after seeing everything. Absolutely a must watch and a must watch again. The long tracking shot overlooking the 5 with the man shouting at the freeway sticks out to me the most.

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